Motorists Face Misdemeanor Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the recent arrests of motorists on misdemeanor charges.

On March 10, 2014 at 10:22 a.m., Deputy Sheriff William Quick stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Peekskill Hollow Road in the Town of Putnam Valley. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Donald L. Hoyt, 46, of 25 Seneca Road, Putnam Valley held a suspended license. The deputy arrested Mr. Hoyt and charged him with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, a misdemeanor. The defendant was processed at the scene and released in his own recognizance pending an April 1, 2014 appearance in the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court to answer the charge.

On March 14, 2014 at 9:29 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Peter Vigillio stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Oscawana Lake Road in the Town of Putnam Valley. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Sallina S. Hahn, 33, of 58 Floradan Road, Putnam Valley held a suspended license. The deputy arrested Ms. Hahn and charged her with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, a misdemeanor. The defendant was processed at the scene and released in her own recognizance pending an April 24, 2014 appearance in the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court to answer the charge.

On March 14, 2014 at 10:08 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Thomas Lee stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Route 6 in the Town of Carmel. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Alex A. Garcia-Agueta, 27, of 1781 Route 6, Carmel held a suspended license. The deputy arrested Mr. Garcia-Argueta and charged him with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, a misdemeanor. The defendant was processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and held pending arraignment.

On March 15, 2014 at 7:19 p.m., Sergeant Michael Szabo stopped a speeding motorist on Route 22 in the Town of Southeast. The sergeant determined that the driver, identified as Carol Valle, 53, of 21 Center Road, Mahopac held a revoked license. The sergeant arrested Ms. Valle and charged her with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor. The defendant was processed at the scene and released in her own recognizance pending a March 22, 2014 appearance in the Town of Southeast Justice Court to answer the charge.

If found guilty of the misdemeanor charges, the defendants could each face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.